Grilling tips for this summer: Selecting the perfect Steak

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Published: May. 27, 2016 at 7:13 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When it comes to steaks in Tallahassee, the first place that may enter your mind is Longhorn Steakhouse.

Well, we got a chance to speak with Longhorn's Grill Master Preston Colangelo about grilling practices at home that can really set you summer on fire.

Here are some of the tips that we've learned:

Selecting you steak

• When selecting a steak, remember three things: cut, marbling and freshness.

• Marbling is the whiteness that runs through the steak and makes it juicy.

• Filets, sirloins and ribeyes are three common cuts you can find at your local grocer.

o Filets are lean and tender. They have a buttery texture and subtle flavor.

o Sirloins are also a lean cut and are very juicy.

o Bone-in Ribeye has the most marbling – and is the juiciest and most flavorful steak.

• Fresh steak is always best because it guarantees the meat will be tender and juicy.

Seasoning your steak

• Seasoning helps the true flavor of the meat shine and can add another layer of taste to the meal.

• For steaks, LongHorn uses one of three secret dry seasonings, but similar flavors can be achieved at home.

• Combine kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, granulated onion powder and granulated garlic powder. Salt should account for half of the mixture. Adjust the seasoning as needed.

• Don’t be shy when seasoning. Season the steak boldly. Sprinkle and rub the seasoning on both sides of the meat, making sure it’s coated.

Grilling your steak

• If you’re using an outdoor grill, fully clean and prep it using a wire-bristled brush and light coat of vegetable or olive oil on the grates.

• Heat the surface of the grill so that it’s very hot – bring the temperature up to 500 degrees.

• Sear the steak on one side until grill marks appear, then give it a quarter turn while on the same side. Flip and repeat.

Enjoy your safe grilling! And send us a picture why don't you! We always love to hear from you.

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